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Valmont Industries, Inc. Cutoff Machine Operator - 3rd shift ($22+ per hour) in Valley, Nebraska

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position

The primary responsibility of the Small Mill Cutoff Operator is to set up and operate cutoff equipment to produce high-quality steel tubes at a precise length with a minimum amount of burr and/or scarf, and at the highest speed possible. This position will also review and provide quality assurance on the tubing before releasing to the end user. The Cutoff Operator will be responsible for making critical machine adjustment as needed to stay within close tolerances for ovality and straightness of all tubing produced. The incumbent will also have oversite around the scrap rates with their department/mill.

Essential Functions .

  • Set up and operate any one of three flying lathe style cutoffs, one flying bandsaw cutoff, and two flying friction cutoffs

  • Operator computer-controlled equipment to produce tubes at correct lengths within specified tolerances

  • Ensure that tubes are cut with a minimal amount of burr and scarf

  • Adjust machine setups as necessary to cut evenly around the tube with no distortion on the ends

  • Provides quality assurance inspections and provides ideas on changes to ensure end product meets specification

  • Communicates with various departments to ensure smooth transitions from product completion to the truck loading process

  • Perform various testing on the end product to ensure correct set up and operations of NDT unit. Ability to recognize defective weld seams

  • Maintain accurate records of orders completed, footage produced, and elapsed times

  • Perform preventive maintenance to the cutoff machine as well as the sizing section of the mill

  • Attention to detail for setups, data tracking, heat changes, and overall operation of the sizing section and cutoff operation

  • Ability to set up and operate de-dimple machine

  • Adequately set up and adjust mill sizing section to produce tube to production card requirements

  • Provide accurate measurements for the steel by reading a portable C.I.R station

  • Inventory control around tools and ensuring adequate inventory as needed

  • Wear all required PPE and follow all applicable safety policies

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • 1-3 years relevant work experience in a production environment

  • Must possess basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and the ability to convert decimals and fractions (both ways)

  • Sufficient communication skills to learn from and train other operators and to interact with other team members to achieve an effective operation

  • Working knowledge of general shop tools such as welders, cutting torches, grinders, tape measures, and micrometers

  • Must be able to operate and read C.I.R. stations for measuring steel

  • Ability to set up and operate turkheads

  • Must be able to read and understand simple blueprints

  • Must be able to read and write legibly

  • Ability to stand up to 95% of shift and able to bend and stoop up to 70% of shift

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.